A WOMAN from Prees has denied defrauding her boss by more than £30,000 at Telford Magistrates Court.

Tracie Anne Brookes, 52, of Mill Street Wem appeared in court to deny one count of fraud by false representation.

Brookes, a former manager at Prees Heath Forest Nursery, is accused of stealing a total of £30,934.70 between October 1, 2015, and May 31, 2018, by moving money from business accounts to her own personal accounts.

She pleaded not guilty, and the case will be heard at Shrewsbury Crown Court on March 16.

Brookes was bailed, on the condition she does not talk to her former boss.